The solutions, however, were Sanborn’s alone, and he did not share them with Scheidt. “I assumed the first three sections would be deciphered in a matter of weeks, perhaps months,” Sanborn says. Scheidt figured the whole puzzle would be solved in less than seven years.

 -Wired Magazine, 04/20/09, http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/ff_kryptos?currentPage=all

What was seven years from the Kryptos install?

1997.

How many letters in the last part?

97.

Due to some WordPress quirks the file extension for this new section of deliberations is “artichoke“, I guess there’s some issue with having a page titled “1997”.

 

Kryptosfan

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